Police: 8-year-old boy stabbed, mother charged with assault

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A mother is charged with first degree assault after her 8-year-old son was found inside their Peekskill apartment Monday morning with a stab wound.

Police say they were called to an apartment at 922 Main St. around 7:40 a.m.

When officers arrived, they found the boy's mother, 33-year-old Dayonna Hammonds, holding a knife and the child with an apparent stab wound to his torso.

The boy was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening.

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